Education

PhD, Nursing Research with emphasis in Clinical Informatics, 2002, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

MS, Nursing, 1996, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

BSN, Nursing, University of Northern Colorado, Greely, CO

Employment

2012-Present
Director/Assistant Professor, Nursing Informatics Program, College of Nursing, University of Utah

2005-Present
Director, Nursing Informatics, Intermountain Healthcare

2002-Present
Senior Medical Informaticist, Medical Informatics, Intermountain Healthcare

2010-2012
Interim Director/Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nursing Informatics Program, College of Nursing, University of Utah

2001-2010 Volunteer Faculty/Instructor, Clinical Informatics Program, College of Nursing, University of Utah

2001-2002
Clinical Analyst/ Project Manager, Clinical Workstation, Medical Informatics, Intermountain 
Healthcare

1997-2002
Staff Nurse-Level 1 Emergency Department, LDS Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare

2002
Volunteer Staff Nurse, Main Media Center Venue, 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games

1995-2001
Clinical Research Informaticist-Medical Informatics, Cottonwood Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare

1993-1995
Teaching Assistant-Undergraduate Clinical Nursing Program, University of Utah

1992-1993
Staff Nurse-Intensive Care Unit, The Children’s Hospital of Denver

1991-1992
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse-Intermediate Care and Burn Unit, The Children’s Hospital of Denver

1992-1993
Agency Staff Nurse-Adult and Pediatric Units, various locations, Nursefinders Temporary 
Services, Northglenn, Colorado

1989-1991 Staff Nurse/ Charge Nurse-Adult Telemetry Unit, Lutheran Medical Center, Wheatridge,   
Colorado

Certification and Licensing

Utah State Nursing License (#93-266819-3102)

Honors

Outstanding Master's Student, University of Utah College of Nursing

Memberships

2012-Present
American Nurses Association

2012-Present
HIMSS

2012
National Quality Forum, Critical Paths Care Coordination

2011-Present
Standards and Interoperability Framework, Committed Member
Transfer of Care and Longterm Care Coordination, Committed Member

2009-Present
IHE

2007-Present
HL7

1994-Present
American Medical Informatics Association

1994-Present
Utah Nursing Informatics Network

Phi Kappa Phi

Selected Bibliography

Heermann Langford LK, Tinker A, Martial MA: A New Life for the Care Plan? (2010) Nursing Management, 41(12), 22-24.

Heermann Langford LK, Nelson NC: (2010), Case Study 14C Intermountain Healthcare.  Nursing and Informatics for the 21St Century, 2nd Edition, Weaver, Delaney, Weber & Carr Eds.  Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), 306-311.

Rocha BH, Langford LH, Towner S: Computerized Management of Chronic Anticoagulation: Three Years of Experience. (2007)  Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 129 (Pt2): 1032-6.

Heermann Langford LK:  Data Set Development Methodology (2002), Doctoral Dissertation, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

Heermann LK, Thompson CB, East, TD: Clinical Informatics Case Study: Computerized Protocols for Ventilator Management in ARDS Patients. (1999) Computers in Nursing, 17(6). 247-250.

East TD, Heermann LK, Bradshaw RL, Lugo A, Sailors RM, Wallace CJ, Morris AH, McKinley B, Marquez A, Tonnesen A, Parmley L, Shoemaker W, Meade P, Thaut P, Hill T, Young M, Baughman J, Olterman M, Gooder V, Quinn B, Summer W, Valentine V, Carlsen J, Bonnell B, deBoisblanc B, McClarity Z, Cachere J, Kovitz K, Gallagher E, Pinsky M, Angus D, Cohen M, Hudson L, Steinberg K: Efficacy of Computerized Decision Support for Mechanical Ventilation: Results of a Prospective Multi-Center Randomized Trial. Proceedings of the AMIA Annual Fall Symposium 1999: 251-255.

Heermann LK, East TD, Lugo A, Bradshaw RL:  Automated Key Process Monitors for Patient Care Documentation.  Proceedings of the AMIA Annual Fall Symposium 1998: 265-9.

Heermann LK, Thompson CB: Prototype Expert System to Assist with the Stabilization of Neonates Prior to Transport. Proceedings of the AMIA Annual Fall Symposium 1997:213-17.

Morris AH, East TD, Wallace CJ, Franklin MA, Heermann LK, Kinder AT, Sailors RM, Carlsen DA, Bradshaw RL: Standardization of clinical decision making for the conduct of credible clinical research in complicated medical environments.  Proceedings of the AMIA Annual Fall Symposium 1996:418-22.

Morris AH, East TD, Wallace CJ, Franklin MA, Heermann LK, Kinder AT, Sailors RM, Carlsen DA, Bradshaw RL, Gardner RM: Use of SpO2 in clinical decision making: its not what they say.  Proceedings of the AMIA Annual Fall Symposium 1996:868.

Sailors RM, East TD, Wallace CJ, Carlsen DA, Franklin MA, Heermann LK, Kinder AT, Bradshaw RL, Randolph AG, Morris AH:  Testing and Validation of Computerized Decision Support Systems.  Proceedings of the AMIA Annual Fall Symposium 1996:234-38.

Heermann, LK, A Prototype Decision Support System for the Stabilization of Newborns (1996).  Master’s Thesis, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.